Today’s Opportunity to Grow Toward Christ-Brilliance
JOHN SHIRK – Brilliance is defined by extreme brightness or exceptional clarity.
In the book of Revelation, John had a vision of Jesus with His face shining in all its brilliance. Jesus referred to Himself as the light of the world, but He also told His followers, “You are the light of the world.”
Jesus is the big light like the sun that shines brilliantly in the middle of the day. His followers are little lights, like the stars of the universe.
Reflecting the light of Jesus to a world in spiritual darkness is a brilliant idea. Actually, it’s more than just an idea. It’s a way of life that receives the warmth of God’s love into our hearts and is compelled to pass it along to other people. God’s love is a powerful influence that sheds light on our need for the grace of the Lord Jesus.
Daniel 12:3 pictures eternity this way for those who shine the light of the Gospel with their words and testimony: “Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever.”
Brilliance is a character quality that enables us to represent Jesus in the world today.